All of our Kung Fu classes (regardless of style) are Teen / Adult Kung Fu classes – the minimum age for attendance is 15 years old. Unfortunately, we just don’t have the resources for younger students.
In every single class, you are guaranteed to make personal progress; to learn something new, to gain new perspectives on your material, to learn and practice the martial applications of movements with fellow students.
Also at each class, students will engage in ever-challenging physical exercises.
Regardless of whether it’s a Northern Shaolin or a Tai Chi class, we’re still talking about Traditional Chinese Martial Arts, or TCMA. And at its bare minimum, that means many repetitions of body movements. Granted, the Tai Chi is more subtle than the Northern Shaolin, however, in either style, you are going to get a workout.
Students receive individual and one-on-one attention, as Kung Fu is about personal progress – the progression along a path towards mastery.
To help you Get in the Zone for Northern Shaolin or Tai Chi. To aid in finding your second wind. To get you in the Martial Arts mindset. To help you relax.
Having music playing in the background during various activities is a concept everyone can relate to. And so can we.
So we have a variety of evolving Music Playlists kicking out of the speaker for the different Kung Fu classes.
With some Fun Sprinkled In
As mentioned, you’ll get a work out. But you’re among classmates. You immediately have things in common, aside from merely being classmates.
From soreness, confusion, frustration, awkwardness and more – everyone goes through the various stages from time to time and so it’s nice to be able to relate to others, ask questions, share experiences and tips, etc.
And Share Some Laughs.
Even in the midst of working out, in whatever Kung Fu class you may be attending, laughter and the accompanying smiles don’t seem to be far away.
Every class tends to have its funny moments. 🙂
Tips for Making the Best of your Kung Fu Class
There’s a few things you should know if you truly want to make the best out of each and every Kung Fu class experience.
- Wear loose-fitting work-out clothes; nothing restrictive nor revealing
- Remove jewelry to avoid injury or loss
- Since we train outdoors, wear weather / seasonal appropriate clothes (Check the Weather)
- Come a few minutes early to get ready, chat with your friends, etc.
- Bring your Notebook and take notes
- Chances are you will be sweating; you might want to bring a towel and / or a change of clothes
- During the cold weather, we provide hot / warm drinks & during the warmer months bottled water; but feel free to bring your own
- We also have Sweat Towels (we wash, dry and fold) for your use
- Be sure to Check In – in the Attendance Log and on your preferred Mobile device App (Facebook, Google, Yelp, etc.)
- Ask Questions
- Bow to Sifu and fellow students when appropriate
- Help retrieve and put away the variously-required training equipments for the session
- Be diligent and practice
- Let Sifu and Advanced Students know of any sickness, injuries, etc.
- Inform Sifu & the group know well ahead of time if you can not attend or are running late
- Likewise, let us know if you need to leave early and at what time
- Keep the conversations relevant and minimal
- Help keep the training area clean; put recyclables and trash in their proper places
- When first engaging a training partner in a brand new martial application, Go Slow!
- As above, if you’re on the receiving end of a joint / body manipulation technique, Tap to let your partner know “that’s enough”
There’s probably more, but that should give you a great start along your path to Kung Fu and mastery!